But not really though. The Devils are using Fraser as their 8th guy. Peter Harrold hasn't been any good this year. Helgeson didn't seem to be very good. Gelinas has struggled massively. Merrill hasn't been that good either. Zidlicky is 38 in 2 weeks and is probably gone at the trade deadline. If Merrill and Gelinas were both playing reasonably well I'd agree with you, but they're not. And it's not like Albany has someone who really looks NHL ready, either. Sure, I'd trade Gelinas or maybe even Merrill, but I wouldn't trade anyone who's actually playing well.
You have to realize that they possibly have a 20 and 22 year old who can play 23 minutes a night in all situations. Im sure if you insulate Merrill with a veteran he is a serviceable 2nd 3rd pair defensmen right now at 22. Gelinas is trade bait and you still have Santini who will make the NCAA jump to the NHL.